The Executive Director for Growth and Place submitted a report, the purpose of which was to seek approval to proceed to the next stage of the Housing Growth Process to allow the development of a detailed masterplan and appropriate surveys.
The report outlined the background to the following:-
Endorsement of the Local Plan 2014;
The process followed in respect of Public Open Space and Appropriation; and
Summary of the consultation on the Draft Masterplan Development.
In response to the objections to the Public Open Space and Land Appropriation Notices, a report was presented to Executive on 4 September 2018. The report outlined the Council's vision for the site and requested that, in consultation with the public, a draft masterplan be produced.
The following Appendices were attached to the report:
Appendix 1 - Stage 1 Stainsby Plan;
Appendix 2 - Stage 2 Stainsby Plan;
Appendix 3 - Stage 3 Stainsby Plan;
Appendix 4 - Draft Stainsby Masterplan; and
Appendix 5 - Impact Assessment.
In response to an enquiry from a Member regarding the appropriation and disposal of land and the consultation work already undertaken, it was explained that those individuals who had already provided feedback had been notified that further consultation activity would be taking place. As the proposals had changed since this preliminary consultation work had been completed, some of the issues raised previously would no longer be relevant. However, all would have the opportunity to contribute again.
The Executive Member felt that this had been a very good exercise and wished to formally express his gratitude to the officers involved in undertaking this work.
Other potential decisions and why these had not been recommended
As the largest single housing allocation in the town, not taking forward the development at all would have a catastrophic impact on the towns overall housing growth plans, and have economic consequences for both the town and the Councils Medium Term Financial Plan.
a) The draft masterplan of the Stainsby scheme be approved;
b) The re-advertisement of the appropriation of land from open space to planning purposes to demonstrate the changes to proposed developable land and road corridor at Stainsby North be approved;
c) The re-advertisement of the disposal of land held as public open space to demonstrate the changes to proposed developable land and road corridor at Stainsby North be approved;
d) The development of a detailed masterplan be approved;
e) The completion of all the required site investigations be approved; and
f) The submission of a Planning Application for the Stainton Way Western Extension be approved.
The decisions were supported for the following reasons:
Following consultation with the public, the Council had produced a draft masterplan amending the vision of the Stainsby Scheme of that which was presented to Executive in September 2018. For this reason, it was important that Executive considered the draft masterplan and approved the concepts before the Housing Growth Team commissioned the detailed masterplan and progressed with site investigations.
The Council proposed to develop the final detailed masterplan which would encapsulate, and enhance where required, all work and documents produced within the draft masterplan. The final masterplan would be used as a reference design for negotiations/parameter setting with developers. The documents would be used as the basis for a Supplementary Planning Document/Design and Development Briefs to prospective developers and/or the key reference document when negotiating outcomes with planning applicants.